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The Madonna and Child in Glory Appearing to a Kneeling Young Man

A work made of black chalk and brush and brown wash, incised with graphite, heightened with white gouache, on ivory laid paper, prepared with brown wash (recto); graphite or black chalk on ivory laid paper (verso).
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  • A work made of black chalk and brush and brown wash, incised with graphite, heightened with white gouache, on ivory laid paper, prepared with brown wash (recto); graphite or black chalk on ivory laid paper (verso).

Date:

1655/59

Artist:

Ciro Ferri
Italian, 1634–1689

About this artwork

This precious, small, finished and signed composition was one of some 100 images Roman Baroque artist Ciro Ferri made to be engraved. In this case, French engraver Guillaume Chasteau reproduced the composition but changed the supplicant to a prisoner offering chains to the Virgin and Child. Marks identifying previous owners of this sheet Giuseppe Vallardi and Carlo Prayer (both from Milan) appear in the lower corners of the work.

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Artist

Ciro Ferri

Title

The Madonna and Child in Glory Appearing to a Kneeling Young Man

Origin

Italy

Date

1655–1659

Medium

Black chalk and brush and brown wash, incised with graphite, heightened with white gouache, on ivory laid paper, prepared with brown wash (recto); graphite or black chalk on ivory laid paper (verso)

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, lower right, in pen and brown ink: "Ciro Ferri"; verso, upper center, in red chalk: "D 200."

Dimensions

138 x 103 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.938

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